2019-01-17: News Headlines

Tom Clifford (2019-01-17). China: An Ancient Country, Getting Older. counterpunch.org Beijing. Saudi Arabia, rolling dunes, endless desert, little rain. Northern China. Verdant hills, green fields and this time of year, heavy snow. Yet there is less water available in northern China per head of population than in Saudi Arabia. With a fifth of the world's population, China has about 7 per cent of the planet's More

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Yemen's Hodeidah truce: UN observers to monitor ceasefire. aljazeera.com The ceasefire has been extremely fragile and shaky with numerous violations reported.

Tom Clifford (2019-01-17). China Is a Work in Progress: Renewable Energy, Science and Technology, Battle against Air Pollution. globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia, rolling dunes, endless desert, little rain. Northern China. Verdant hills, green fields and this time of year, heavy snow. Yet there is less water available in northern China per head of population than in Saudi Arabia. | With a …

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Qatar-Turkey trade surges to $2bn amid Gulf tensions. aljazeera.com Ankara has emerged as one of Doha's most important trade partners since Saudi-led blockade was imposed in June 2017.

Paul Cochrane (2019-01-17). Europe's Strategic Humanitarian Aid: Yemen vs. Syria. counterpunch.org The Syrian conflict will soon be into its ninth year, and the Yemen conflict into its fifth year. Both are major humanitarian disasters, with millions displaced amid unimaginable suffering. An estimated half a million have been killed in Syria, and over 100,000in Yemen. The West is deeply involved in both conflicts — supporting the opposition More

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Football, blockade and piracy at Asian Cup. aljazeera.com Qatar to take on Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup, their first football match since the start of the 2017 Gulf crisis.

aljazeera (2019-01-17). Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'. aljazeera.com Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial'.

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). UAE: Injustice, Intolerance, Repression. hrw.org | | A convoy of UAE military vehicles and personnel travels from Al Hamra Military Base to Zayed Military City, marking the return of the first batch of UAE Armed Forces military personnel from Yemen, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. | © 2015 AP Images | (Beirut) — The United Arab Emirates in 2018 handed down draconian prison sentences to an Emirati activist and a British academic following deeply flawed trials, Human Rig…

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). Yemen: Civilians Bombed, Shelled, Starved. hrw.org | | People are seen near a bus destroyed by an airstrike that killed dozens of children, in a photograph taken on August 12, 2018 in Saada, Yemen. | © 2018 Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images | (Beirut) — The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi armed group engaged in a conflict in Yemen which have turned the country's humanitarian crisis into a full-blown catast…

Middle East Monitor (2019-01-16). Fearing for Her Safety, Canadaians Hire Guards to Protect Saudi Teen. theantimedia.com (MEMO) — Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday. Mohammed, 18, made international headlines after she barricaded herself …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-01-15). Yemen's Houthis Refute Pompeo's Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations. mintpressnews.com The Houthis boycotted a meeting chaired by the head of a UN-led ceasefire monitoring team in Hodeida, accusing the head of the team of pursuing a Saudi coalition agenda.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-14). Headlines for January 14, 2019. democracynow.org Gov't Shutdown Now Longest in U.S. History, Trump Admin Considered Disaster Relief Funds to Build Border Wall, Interior Dept. Pushes Ahead Plans for New Arctic Drilling Leases, Texas: Tornillo Immigrant Prison Camp Shuts Down, Los Angeles: Public Teachers Go on Strike, Dems Vow to Investigate After 2 New Reports on Trump's Relationship with Russia, WSJ: Nat'l Sec. Council Asked About Possible Military Strike on Iran in 2018, Trump Threatens to "Devastate Turkey Economically" If Syrian Kurds Targeted, Saudi Arabia: Sec. of State Pompeo Meets with Crown Prince 3 Months After Khashoggi Killing, Canada Grants Asylum…

Jon Rainwater (2018-11-20). Trump's Indefensible Defense of Saudi Arabia Is Aimed at Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — November 20, 2018 — In response to a statement from President Trump in support of Saudi Arabia, which came ahead of a vote expected in the Senate as soon as next week on whether or not to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace […]

Kevin Martin (2018-11-09). Facing Mounting Pressure, Trump Administration to End Mid-Air Refuelings in Yemen War. peaceaction.org (Photo: Felton Davis) Washington, D.C. — November 9, 2018 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is ending U.S. refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft participating in the war in Yemen, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, released the following statement: "If confirmed, this change represents the single greatest step to date to curtail […]

2019-01-17: Social Media Postees

China Is a Work in Progress: Renewable Energy, Science and Technology, Battle against Air Pollution
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-17
Saudi Arabia, rolling dunes, endless desert, little rain. Northern China. Verdant hills, green fields and this time of year, heavy snow. Yet there is less water available in northern China per head of population than in Saudi Arabia. | With a … | The post China Is a Work in Progress: Renewable Energy, Science and Technology, Battle against Air Pollution appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/china-is-a-work-in-progress-renewable-energy-science-and-technology-battle-against-air-pollution/5665620

Qatar vs Saudi Arabia: Football, blockade and piracy at Asian Cup
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Qatar to take on Saudi Arabia at Asian Cup, their first football match since the start of the 2017 Gulf crisis.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/qatar-saudi-arabia-football-blockade-piracy-asian-cup-190116145421321.html

Qatar-Turkey trade surges to $2bn amid Gulf tensions
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Ankara has emerged as one of Doha's most important trade partners since Saudi-led blockade was imposed in June 2017.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/qatar-turkey-trade-surges-2bn-gulf-tensions-190117070715033.html

Europe's Strategic Humanitarian Aid: Yemen vs. Syria
Paul Cochrane | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-17
The Syrian conflict will soon be into its ninth year, and the Yemen conflict into its fifth year. Both are major humanitarian disasters, with millions displaced amid unimaginable suffering. An estimated half a million have been killed in Syria, and over 100,000in Yemen. The West is deeply involved in both conflicts — supporting the opposition…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/17/europes-strategic-humanitarian-aid-yemen-vs-syria/

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial'.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/saudi-woman-takes-twitter-escape-abusive-family-190117100510499.html

Yemen's Hodeidah truce: UN observers to monitor ceasefire
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-01-17
The ceasefire has been extremely fragile and shaky with numerous violations reported.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/yemens-hodeidah-truce-observers-monitor-ceasefire-190117083409200.html

China: An Ancient Country, Getting Older
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-01-17
Beijing. Saudi Arabia, rolling dunes, endless desert, little rain. Northern China. Verdant hills, green fields and this time of year, heavy snow. Yet there is less water available in northern China per head of population than in Saudi Arabia. With a fifth of the world's population, China has about 7 per cent of the planet's…
counterpunch.org/2019/01/17/china-an-ancient-country-getting-older/

UAE: Injustice, Intolerance, Repression
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
A convoy of UAE military vehicles and personnel travels from Al Hamra Military Base to Zayed Military City, marking the return of the first batch of UAE Armed Forces military personnel from Yemen, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. | © 2015 AP Images | (Beirut) — The United Arab Emirates in 2018 handed down draconian prison sentences to an Emirati activist and a British academic following deeply flawed trials, Human Rig…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/uae-injustice-intolerance-repression

Yemen: Civilians Bombed, Shelled, Starved
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-01-17
People are seen near a bus destroyed by an airstrike that killed dozens of children, in a photograph taken on August 12, 2018 in Saada, Yemen. | © 2018 Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images | (Beirut) — The Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi armed group engaged in a conflict in Yemen which have turned the country's humanitarian crisis into a full-blown catast…
hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/yemen-civilians-bombed-shelled-starved

Fearing for Her Safety, Canadaians Hire Guards to Protect Saudi Teen
Middle East Monitor | theantimedia.com | 2019-01-16
(MEMO) — Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday. Mohammed, 18, made international headlines after she barricaded herself …

Fearing for Her Safety, Canadaians Hire Guards to Protect Saudi Teen

Yemen's Houthis Refute Pompeo's Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-15
The Houthis boycotted a meeting chaired by the head of a UN-led ceasefire monitoring team in Hodeida, accusing the head of the team of pursuing a Saudi coalition agenda. | The post Yemen's Houthis Refute Pompeo's Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/yemen-houthis-refute-pompeo-accusations-of-hodeida-truce-violations/253895/